(b. 1698, Chaumont, d. 1762, Paris)

Study for the Equestrian Statue of Louis XV

Red chalk, 816 x 630 mm
Musée du Louvre, Paris

When the new Place Louis XV was planned in Paris, Bouchardon was given the responsibility for the equestrian statue that the aldermen of Paris had commissioned in 1748. Few monumental works were executed with so much care - hundreds of accomplished drawings exist in the Louvre.